COUNTRIES

Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, is the country’s largest city and the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans and Asians. While the main language is Spanish, native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages. Nearly one fifth of Nicaragua is designated as protected areas like national parks, nature reserves, and biological reserves. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.

COUNTRY FACTS:
  • Capital: Managua
  • Population: 6,167,237
  • Language: Spanish
  • Nicaragua is home to the world’s only “Dual Volcano,” which is fed underground by two separate magma flows.

Our History in Nicaragua

In 1972, FH began working in Nicaragua in response to a devastating earthquake that killed 6,000, injured 20,000 and left over 250,000 homeless. Since then, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work in agriculture, education, income generation and disaster risk reduction through community resilience.

Current Work

     Current communities:  77  |   Children sponsored: 5,679     

Church partnerships: 10

Available projects that need support:

·      Stories: 

Turning Ashes into Beauty Under the Mango Trees

Indiana Church Partners with Nicaragua

How to End Poverty With Chickens

Key Challenges

Approximately 30% of children do not attend school | 63% of the rural population lives without clean water or sanitation | 42% of the population live on less than $2 a day
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